Donkey basketball coming to town


Iola will have its annual donkey basketball game on Feb. 19 starting at 7 p.m. The first game will be senior students against teachers and the second game will be seniors vs. the community. Ticket prices will be $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Preschool-aged children get in free.

Tickets can be purchased from any Junior class member or in the High School office. Preceding the games is a Senior Fish Fry starting at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Plates are $10 and can be bought at the door. To-go plates are also available.

•This week is the book fair for the elementary school. It will take place in the library in the Annex building from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to visit the online book fair at This option is available through Feb. 13. There is a wide selection of affordable books for your child to choose from.

•There will be a daddy/daughter dance on Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the elementary cafeteria. This event is for elementary-aged girls. The dance will be $15 for dad/special persons and first daughter, $5 for additional daughters not to exceed $20 per family. There will be dancing, snacks, drinks and some great activities.

•Registration is here for Iola teams for Brazos Valley Girls Softball Association. This is for girls who are between the ages of 7-14. Your daughter should be bringing home a paper about it from school within the next few days. There are also some copies available at the front desk of the elementary school. The cost is $75 per child. Games will be played at central park in College Station on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will also have games on Wednesday nights as needed. Practices will be in Iola at the discretion of the coaches. Please contact Venessa Smithy with any questions. Registration deadline is Feb. 14.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call (979) 402-0947 or email The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.